Bolaji Alonge, a photographer, is set to host a photo exhibition at One Draw gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The exhibition, themed ‘Urban Culture-Historical Continuity’, will take place from November 10 to 25.
Some of the images that will be presented are snapshots of country life, challenges of life in a megapolis, and unforgettable images of Lagos and its inhabitants.
A mass communication graduate from the University of Lagos, Alonge is a storyteller who loves to share the deeper meaning of the images he presents.
“I encourage young Africans to take up the camera and document history – those memories that make up the fabric of existence. In order to move forward, we have to know where we come from. I do it by searching for unique shots, that become integrated into the mood boards of our lives,” he said.
“I aim to capture the reality of the average African – a mix of stark realities that might seem chaotic but have their own functionality – however disorganised it looks at first sight.”
In May 2017, Alonge organised his ‘Eyes of a Lagos Boy’ photo exhibition at Freedom Park, Lagos, to critical acclaim.
The show, attended by Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, presented images of everyday life and societal concerns from Nigeria, Egypt, the Netherlands, Oman, Germany, India, Turkey and Sweden.
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